Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Review: Fast Lane (Calhoun Customs Garage #2) by Juanita Kees

Trinity Calhoun is a name everyone knows on the race circuit, but her days in the hot seat are numbered. She’s tired of the limelight, meaningless relationships and long hours behind the wheel. When her father calls her and her sister home, she’s ready. She slips right back into the family business, finishing off the custom car projects her father has lined up. But racing is in her blood and she’s lured back to risking her life on the hot rod drag strips outside of town. It’s there she meets paramedic and volunteer firefighter, Reece Balmain, who has her re-thinking the road her life is taking.

Reece Balmain arrives in Big Fork a broken man. He’s lived and breathed through horror accidents, haunted by the faces of the people he’s cut from vehicles. He knows one thing–speed kills. He’s hoping not to see too much of it in small town Montana, until he hears about the drag races taking place outside of town. He knows Trinity Calhoun. He’s watched her race, seen her win, held his breath when her car somersaulted into barriers in Daytona Beach. He doesn’t like what she does, but he can’t stay away from the woman who’s claiming his heart.

My Review:

An emotional story about love, family and starting over. 

This was a fast-paced story about a NASCAR driver and a paramedic who helps her from her car after a wreck on the track.  Little did they know they would soon meet again.  Trinity was headed home to Montana to help take care of her father and Reece was also headed back to Montana to raise his godson, Tyler, who was left severely injured after a car accident that took both of his parents.

Trinity and Reece fall in love while helping each other overcome some of their fears of lost loved ones and starting over, along with helping Tyler overcome his grief. 

I really enjoyed this book and couldn’t help but get emotional through parts of it.  Trinity and Reece had so much loss in their young lives.  I enjoyed how they worked together to help each other.  When Trinity decides to face her fears of commitment and decides to be there for Reece and Tyler, it warmed my heart.  I just wish there was a little more to this book.  I wanted more of Reece and Trinity’s romance and to see how Tyler adjusted to life after leaving the hospital.  I’m sure this story will continue in the next book.  I’m just a bit impatient when I really like a book and end up having to wait for the next one to come out for the conclusion of the story.